STOCKTON – San Joaquin Delta College will fly the Progress Pride flag for the first time during the month of June, an effort to both celebrate the College’s LGBTQIA+ students and employees while also recognizing that there is still work to be done to stem discrimination in our society.
Delta’s Board of Trustees recently approved a resolution declaring the month of June as Pride Month, and determining that the College will fly the Progress Pride flag for the entirety of the month of June every year.
The first flag-raising will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in front of the DeRicco Building, on the Pacific Avenue side of campus. The public is welcome to attend.
"The Delta College Pride Coalition, a group of LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff, put together this resolution to celebrate and promote LGBTQIA+ visibility at Delta College," said Professor Kirstyn Russell, co-president of the Coalition. "The Progress Pride flag signals to our LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and faculty that they are valued and a part of the Delta community."
"We are so excited to see the Progress Pride flag fly," said Dr. Melissa Neal, also co-president of the Coalition.